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The Politics of Paradise: A Vindication of Byron Michael Foot

The Politics of Paradise: A Vindication of Byron

Michael Foot

Published 1988
ISBN : 9780060390914
Hardcover
425 pages
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Distinguished British parliamentarian & former leader of the Labour Party Foot has written a splendid book that presents Byron as a true poet of the revolution, a man of great courage & imagination who never wavered from his ideals ofMoreDistinguished British parliamentarian & former leader of the Labour Party Foot has written a splendid book that presents Byron as a true poet of the revolution, a man of great courage & imagination who never wavered from his ideals of freedom & his hatred of the twin evils of war & orthodox religion. Foots Byron is thus an important counterbalance to the Byron offered by Malcolm Kelsalls Byrons Politics (Barnes & Noble, 1987), a conservative aristocrat who achieved nothing for political reform. Foot includes much lengthy quotation from the poems & letters & some helpful bibliographic commentary. Above all, he writes with such eloquence & authority, & such an obvious love of his subject, that this book will be enjoyed by general reader & specialist alike.--Bryan Aubrey, Fairfield, IA